Sarah Graham

Contact Information

Assistant Professor
Eureka Hall 219
(916) 278-7394

Office Hours

Spring 2018

Joined Faculty: August 2014

Areas Research/Scholarly Activity

Dr. Sarah M. Graham has over 15 years of experience working in education. She has held various roles in the P-12 system such as teacher, English Language Development (ELD) coordinator, instructional coach, district level administration, and consultant. Her work has continued with local district support through enhancing ELD programs and best practices through program development, instructional coaching, and leadership guidance and support. Currently, Dr. Graham serves as an assistant professor in the Graduate and Professional Studies Department at California State University, Sacramento. In this role, she specifically helps develop future leaders for P-12 California schools. Dr. Graham's focus is to support and guide her students toward competency with various leadership styles that can be used in a diverse setting. Through research in the areas of leadership practice, social justice, equity, instructional best practices, and underserved students, Dr. Graham connects practice and theory in order to equip our future school leaders to challenge the status quo.

Courses Taught

  • EDLP 250 - Educational Research
  • EDLP 201 - Foundations of Educational Leadership
  • EDLP 203 - School Finance
  • EDLP 205 - Instructional Leadership
  • EDLP 495A/B - Field Experience
  • EDLP 500 - Thesis/Project Writing

Educational Degrees

Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

M.A. Education- Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners

California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) emphasis

B.A. Liberal Studies emphasis in Child Development

Select Publications

Nevarez, C., Graham, S. M., & Wood, J. L. (in review). Benefits of Teacher Diversity: Leading for transformative change.

Graham, S. M. & Nevarez, C. (2017). Transformative Leadership: A Multicultural Platform for Advancing African American Male Student Success. Journal of African American Males in Education.

Graham, S. & Nevarez, N. (Summer 2015). Professional Development for K-12 EL Programs. CCNews26(2), 29-31.

Graham, S. & Jouganatos, B. (June 2014). Book review: Understanding Community Colleges. Journal of Transformational Leadership, (4)1, 46.

Curriculum Vitae

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Last updated: February 22, 2018
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